Chicken Chipotle Tacos! Oh My!

In the quest to cook dinner for my family each day, I have had to get quite creative in coming up with fulfilling and fun foods!  Boneless, skinless chicken is a staple in our home and we eat it at lest 2-3 times per week.  There are so many things to do with it, but I found out last week that we were doing a little too much frying and not enough baking, grilling, and crockpotting… (Yes crockpotting is a new word….log it into your memory).

I enjoy cooking just as much as the next person but I DO NOT want to stand in the kitchen all afternoon because it’s hot!!!  I was searching around on the internet and found this wonderful recipe for Chicken Chipotle Tacos and it was a hit in our house.  I did not stick by the recipe exactly and tweaked it our liking but it was gobbled up here.  Lady S had nothing to do with it because she doesn’t like tacos!  What in the world is wrong with her?

I adapted the recipe for these from a wonderful website, Slender Kitchen.  If you try it out let me know how your family liked it!

Chicken Chiptotle Tacos 

Ingredients: 

  • 2-3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts/tenderloins (we used tenderloins)
  • 1 can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 16oz can of diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions: 

In your crockpot, place the chicken inside spreading them out on the bottom.  In a small bowl combine the oregano, garlic powder, cumin, tomatoes, and 2-4 of the chipotle peppers and 2-4 tbsps of the adobo sauce.  Mix well and pour on top of the chicken breast.  Cook on low 3-5 hours.  Serve with black beans, corn, chips and salsa, and all the fixings!  Enjoy! 

***You can adjust the amount of chipotle peppers and adobo sauce to your liking making this as spicy as you like.  We like spicy so we used 3 peppers and 5 tbsps of adobo sauce

***You can use fire roasted tomatoes as described in the original recipe if you like.  It may alter the flavor some.

 

 

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